Adrian Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, FAAEM, a 12-year veteran of the UF faculty and UF College of Medicine professor and chair of emergency medicine and UF Health physician-in-chief of emergency services, was named interim dean of the college on July 30. He was appointed by David R. Nelson, M.D., UF interim senior vice president for health affairs at and UF Health president, with support from key leaders, faculty members and UF President Kent Fuchs.
Tyndall joined the UF faculty in 2006 and became chair of the department of emergency medicine in 2008. His oversight includes the UF Health Shands E.R. and UF Health Shands Trauma Center, the UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R. and our two freestanding emergency centers at Springhill and Kanapaha. In his emergency medicine role, he oversees 53 faculty members and fellows, one of the largest destination emergency medicine residency training programs in the state of Florida and care involving more than 120,000 emergency patient visits annually.
“Dr. Tyndall has demonstrated outstanding leadership in his tenure here at the university’s academic health center,” Nelson said. “He has worked hard to create a culture of excellence and inclusivity, with a commitment to the highest-quality care possible as we aim to achieve world-class outcomes and a great patient experience for all who seek our help.”
Tyndall completed his undergraduate studies at the George Washington University with concentrations in chemistry, music and zoology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He has a master’s degree in health services management and health policy from Columbia University in New York.
Tyndall has held faculty appointments at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn and was a residency program director in emergency medicine before moving to Florida.
He has served on the board of directors of UF Health Shands for four consecutive terms and has been a longstanding elected member of the UF Health Shands Medical Executive Committee. He currently serves on the board of directors and is the president-elect of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. He is a member-at-large of the board of trustees of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation. He was also named a 2018-2019 fellow of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
He said, “I look forward to working with our exceptional group of department chairs and leaders at the UF College of Medicine and UF Health Shands to ensure that our faculty, students and staff are supported in their work to help improve the health of our patients and communities.”